Today’s principle focus is on innocent thought and the revelation that comes from thinking without presumption or judgement.
Scripture of the day: . Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Phil 4:8
Today’s Positive Words of Affirmation and Encouraging Words to Live By: “Today, I will focus my energies on thinking only pleasant and innocent thoughts toward and about my fellow man.”
Where do I see myself on a scale of 1-10 in the area of “innocence and innocent thought”? 9
I have made it a strong and consistent habit to see everyone as good. I know how this may seem contrary to teaching, (that all men are sinners and worth nothing but judgement) but to me, all men and women are beautiful and in need of deliverance, compassion and understanding.
WHY INNOCENT THOUGHT?
Today is a day to focus on innocent thought. Innocent thought makes room for new and fresh ideas. The person who takes the time to see people and things in an innocent light, will begin to grow a heart of compassion and understanding for the person being persecuted. The theory is that “everyone is innocent until PROVEN guilty.” (This proving process in the spiritual is intended for God alone) Today is a day to maintain that theory, and begin to put it into action in our lives.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37
I can not tell you how many articles, videos, tapes, and online media I have seen bashing fellow believers in Christ. I have seen men and women write and smear their brothers for having had affairs, been divorced, fallen into lascivious, being too rich, being too poor… it seems as if as soon as there is some “fall from grace”, they pounce on each other and are eager to prove their brother guilty of sin. Exposing their brothers sins to others becomes their life’s ambition.
OUR THOUGHT IS OUR CHOICE
How we think towards another human being, is solely our responsibility. We must maintain a diligent and innocent mind to see others as they can be, and not be waiting around for them to fail so that we can prove to others why we couldn’t be. Wanting a “rich” Christian to fail, just to prove to others that not having money is godly, really is just an excuse to not perform yourself. Wanting to be a “rich” Christian, and waiting around for “the wealth of the wicked to be given to you”, is another type of excuse not to work. This is not the way of God, work is good for you, God intends it for you, but He wants you to do it with an innocent mind.
INNOCENT THOUGHT OPENS THE DOOR TO REVELATION
Think about all the thoughts that you think in a day, think about all of your preconceived notions. Have you ever seen a “fat” man cross the street and you go out of your way to not approach him? What do you think about a woman clothed in fancy clothes, gold jewelry, extensions, make-up, and driving in a flashy car? Or what about the housewife who has bags under her eyes, and is found screaming at her out-of-control children at the coffee house? Is your thought process marred by guilty and negative thought to your fellow human being?
Today we choose to go deeper, and to think with an innocent and open mind toward all of God’s children, diligent to finding out the truth about others and allowing the truth to be revealed to us through, and in love. Today and in the future days to come, we will practice not judging and we will take the time to find out for ourselves about others, by leaving beyond all preconceived notions.
We will do the work and will probably find out that the “fat” man from across the street has just come out of the gym, after ordering a salad for lunch, and is trying to get his life back on track after his mother died from a year long battle with cancer.
We will take the time to talk to the woman who is next to her Mercedes, discovering that she just came back from a photo-shoot to promote her company and their message of hope. We will find out that she is more eager to go home and get into her favorite pair of jeans, than to be in her make-up and fancy clothes. The marketing department convinced her that dressing up sells the message best to public.
We will offer to pay for the stressed out mom’s coffee in front of us in line, we will talk to her, and discover that she has been working nights to put her husband through Medical School.
The media and devil has influenced us to look only at the dark side of man, everyone deserves your innocent thought, and as you choose to think innocently towards one another, you will see that revelation breaks through and possible thoughts will begin to outweigh negative ones. Jesus saw every man and woman as they could be. Innocent thinking, unlocks the door for possibility thinking. Today, I will show understanding and compassion to the frailty of humanity, and strive to guide men away from sin by treating everyone I meet as Christ treated me, and not accuse them of their actions.
My Prayer Today,
Father God, Your scripture says, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged.” That is a very bold idea. Here on the earth, we have found pride in judging each other, promoting our own righteousness. Forgive us Lord, promoting righteousness, by making others to look worse than us does nothing for You. You do not find pleasure in us when we expose the faults of others and accuse our brethren of failure, You find pleasure in us when we think praiseworthy thoughts. Give me strength over the adversary today to see the very best in everyone at all times. In Your Son Jesus’ Name, AMEN!
May the Lord God Bless you as you choose to be found innocent,